Quebec Golf Vacations

By Jim & Barbara Nicol

Aerial view of Quebec golf With its expanse of natural beauty, Quebec promises golfers a varied panorama of superb golf courses in choice locations. Just cast your eyes on the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River, the Rivière Richelieu, or the wooded Laurentian mountains, dotted with glistening lakes. You'll see why this is home to some of Canada's most beautiful courses. In September and October, golfers are treated to a backdrop of stunning autumn colours in wonderful contrast with the emerald green of the fairways.

Quebec courses are regularly selected to host major tournaments, and many have received a rating of three stars or more from Golf Digest. Most of Quebec's 300 courses are located close to Montreal and Quebec City. These two cities boast a rich cultural and historical heritage and offer visitors celebrations and festivals galore.

Here's a sample of the golf experiences in Quebec:

Le Diable is a beautiful and entertaining championship course designed by course architects Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. Host of the 1999 Export-A Skins Game, Le Diable has breathtaking views on the 2nd, 6th and 15th holes. The devil's one hole is a never-ending 600-yard par 5 on the 5th.

Club De Golf L'Esterel has been awarded a silver medal as one of Canada's Top 25 Golf Resorts by Golf Ranking Magazine. A complete four-season resort, L'Esterel features 5,000 acres of lakes, forests and mountains. The course is well groomed with rolling fairways and water coming into play on 10 holes.

Fairmont Club De Golf Manoir Richelieu has been called one of the finest golf courses in Canada. Perched high above the majestic St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Golf Club follows the scenic lay of the land, creating a superb and challenging golf course.

Yellow golf hole Fairmont Le Château Montebello and Club De Golf Le Château gives you a whole new perspective on the perfect golf getaway. You'll enjoy comfortable accommodation, friendly service and a challenging golf course that just happens to be surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the Outaouais region.

The prestigious 4.5 stars rating from Golf Digest is an indication of the superb quality of Le Géant. With a Golf Canada ranking of the best New Golf Course in 1997, master golf architect Thomas McBroom designed this impeccably groomed course. The course features split level plateaus carved out of the mountainside and breathtaking views at every turn. Look for trouble on the tough par 4, 492-yard 8th hole.

Le Maître de Mont-Tremblant and Club De Golf Mont-Tremblant is a most complete course, offering 18 memorable holes that stretch across three topographical areas. Nine tee decks are elevated, creating panoramic views of the ruggedly beautiful Mont-Tremblant region. In 2001, Le Maitre was named best new enterprise in the Tremblant region and received best new course in Quebec.

Club de Golf and Châlets Royal Laurentien was rated one of the Top 10 in Quebec and in the Top 100 in Canada, with 80 sand traps and 13 water hazards strewn across the well-conditioned course. The views of the Laurentien Mountains on the 1st hole are memorable. Designed by M. Gabriel Menard, the course's five tee-off positions make this an enjoyable golf experience for players of all levels.

Gray Rocks (Club De Golf Gray Rocks), home to 2 golf courses, was voted the best family golf resort of 2000 by Quebec's Golf Ranking Magazine. La Belle (The Beauty) provides 6,270 yards and 18 holes of mountain views. La Bete (The Beast) is a championship-calibre Graham Cooke designs, spanning 6,825-yards (par-72) offering views of the Laurentian Mountains and the Devils River. *

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